By J. Adeane, V. W. Wittorff (auth.), Chris McDonald (eds.)
This quantity varieties the edited lawsuits of the 6th foreign Symposium on Communications Interworking, held in Perth, Western Australia, from 13-16 October, 2002. In overall, 39 study papers have been submitted for attention, and after complete refereeing through foreign referees, 27 papers from authors in eleven nations have been permitted for ebook. Invited keynote addresses have been offered via Dr Hugh Bradlow, leader know-how Offleer for Telstra company, Australia, and Dr Sathya Rao, Director ofTelscom A.G., Switzerland. The symposium introduced jointly 60 energetic overseas researchers and telecommunications engineers to debate the $64000 questions to whether there's a convergence of all communications, together with real-time communications, over the web Protocol (IP), and no matter if present IP expertise is able to assisting this convergence, or even if it calls for additional improvement of that know-how. The papers chosen to seem during this quantity make a massive and well timed contribution to this debate. particular symposium paper classes have been held to provide and talk about ernerging examine at the subject matters of converged networking, real-time communications over IP, caliber of carrier, routing and metrics, ernerging matters in cellular networks, differentiated prone, and instant networking.